Friday, January 20, 2012

Music for Kids -- Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes (CD an DVD Review)



Jim’s new release, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes, features 15 brand new songs! And never before has Jim been so proud of all the possibilities for play! There are clap-alongs, finger plays, pretend games and imaginative dances — all suitable for playrooms and family rooms as well as classrooms, libraries and symphony halls.

And, for the first time ever, a DVD featuring live-action music videos relating to selected songs is included in the package.

As always, the unifying theme is play!

Track Listing:

1. Beethoven's Five Finger Play

2. It Takes Some Friends

3. Truck Stop

4. Have You Seen the Trampoline?

5. Johnny Cuckoo

6. Bagpipes

7. The Onomatopoeia Pizzeria

8. I Was Born a Horn

9. Bananas

10. Habanera La La La

11. Bounces Abundant

12. I Changed My Mind

13. Two for Tea

14. Foot Notes

15. Living Inside of a Jar

My Thoughts:

I love dancing around the house with my 18 month old daughter, Savannah.  This is one of the perks of being a parent, that I have learned.  I can act and dance all silly and she will eat it up.  I don't have impress her with fancy dance steps, as all she expects from me is to spin her around and dance all with her.  It is a great feeling, and one of my favorite day-to-day activities that I do with her.  As soon as the radio or CD is playing, we are dancing and singing. She is my little Dancing Queen.

And, thanks to Jim Gill and his new CD, Music Play for Folks of all Stripes, we are having a blast dancing to his tunes.  We especially love Habanera La La La and Two for Tea.  This CD will have you dancing along with your child, bonding in a way you never did before.  And, this will help with their overall development and self-esteem.  

In addition to this CD, you also receive a DVD, which contains music videos of select songs from Music Play for Folks of All Stripes.  I have listened to and purchased numerous music CDs for children, but have to say that this is one of my favorites, as it offers a variety of musical styles.  This is a great way to expose your child to music they would otherwise not listen to, like jazz, classical, country, etc.

So, if you are looking for a great CD of music for your child, why not check out Jim Gill's musical selections.  You can visit his website and hear clips of his songs from this and his other CDs, to get a taste of his musical style.

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You can buy this and other CD's directly from Jim's online website.  This CD/DVD set is currently on sale for only $16.00.  Click here to buy now.

About Jim Gill:

Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, having completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.

Jim has won acclaim for bringing the same emphasis on family play to his live concerts. Anyone who has ever attended one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.

Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. He is also the author of two children's books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010. Jim has received four separate awards from the American Library Association for his recordings and books over the years.

Jim speaks to early childhood educators, care providers and children’s librarians across the country about the many benefits of play in young children’s lives. Jim has shared his expertise on music, play and literacy with organizations such as Head Start, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Association for Family Child Care and, most recently, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this CD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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